JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

My violin

This is my violin that I have from my grandfather, Erik. I have a note in my violin box written by my grandfather that he wrote on a typewriter. Here is a translation into English: "From William Henley: Universal Dictionary of Violin and bowmakers. Georg Adam Krausch - Gegen und Leutenmacher in Vienna 1823,

Worked in Vienna 1802 - 1827, later in Iglau (Moravia). Design according to Stradivarius, careful craftsmanship, medium camber, climbing gradually from the vein at the edge so that the increase in waist appears very robust. Yellowish coating of good quality. Beautiful woods in the back and in the shell. Tonal quality genuine and clear but not so soft. (Inlaid in some instruments)"

From the moment I heard the sound from the violin I liked it very much. I don’t think it is sharp or edgy at all. To me it is soft and nice. I should practice more on the violin than I do but right now it is a bit more of paintings and ceramic than music. It is difficult to paint a violin. It has a shape with nice rounding’s and distinguishable form and when done wrong it can be noticed, maybe only by musicians?

I was born 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden. I grew up in the small village Vågdalen in north Sweden. 1989 I moved to Umeå to study Computer Science at University of Umeå. 1995 I moved to the Netherlands where I live in Almere not far from Amsterdam.

Here on this site I let you see my creations.

I create, that is my hobby.